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2/14/2015 12:00 AM
Brian Williams' tall tale
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
One of the Iraq war veterans who flew on the Chinook helicopter mission with NBC News anchorman Brian Williams in 2003 nailed it. In a story in the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, flight engineer David Luke offered a spot-on reason for why the journalist overstated the danger he and an NBC News crew faced covering the war. …

2/13/2015 12:00 AM
Citizens share thoughts on Collins
BY SUZETTE HACKNEY BLADE COLUMNIST
In the past week, I’ve repeatedly heard the declaration that Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins was a man of the people. It never became more evident to me than on Thursday, when I joined the thousands of folks who lined Toledo’s streets, braving the wind and cold, to bid farewell. …

2/13/2015 12:00 AM
Death penalty for Mich. cop killers?
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — State Sen. Virgil Smith, a Detroit Democrat, wants Michigan to start executing cop killers. …

2/12/2015 12:00 AM
In Ohio and Washington, assault on reproductive rights grows
BY JENNIE WETTER
Momentum is building in the new Congress for an ambitious new assault on abortion rights. House members introduced six bills that would restrict reproductive health services in just the first week of the new session, including a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. …

2/10/2015 12:00 AM
Detroit: Jeb Bush’s 2016 starting point
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
This is a tale of two brothers, of two speeches, of two decades, of two eras, and of two perspectives. …

2/9/2015 12:00 AM
Roll over Beethoven, and let me sleep
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
The Hollywood Argyles to Celine Dion. Count Basie to Roy Orbison. James Taylor to Jimmy Buffett. Debussy to Elvis. You name it, I’ve hummed it in the middle of the night. …

2/8/2015 12:00 AM
No right to expose others to diseases
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
Politicians, in Columbus and elsewhere, routinely lecture us about the need to take personal responsibility for our actions. Except, it seems, when the issue is protecting children — and the rest of us — from potentially deadly infectious diseases. …

2/8/2015 12:00 AM
Editorials, columns and letters
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Those of us who have spent years working for newspapers sometimes forget that most people didn’t go to journalism school. …

2/6/2015 12:00 AM
Getting money to Michigan's roads
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has tried for years to get Michigan lawmakers to come up with the money needed to fix the state’s rotten roads. First, lawmakers ignored him. Then they rejected his proposal to increase gasoline taxes and vehicle registration fees. …

2/5/2015 12:00 AM
Toledo’s new police chief: He’ll be more visible, and so will his cops
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
George Kral, 48, a Navy veteran and suburban Boston native, was sworn in as chief of the Toledo Police Department on Jan. 5, capping a 25-year career with TPD that included stints as a sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and deputy chief. …




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